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Superfoods: Myths and Truths
Superfoods: Myths and Truths

Superfoods: Myths and Truths

What is a 'superfood'? What foods are 'superfoods'? What effect do they have on the body and society?

The course focuses on the relationship between food, brain and mind:

  • What is a superfood? What separates them from functional foods and similar food items
  • What molecules contained in superfoods can affect our body?
  • How can we critically evaluate superfoods and their role in our diet?
  • Are there dangers connected to superfoods intake?
  •  Can superfoods have a role in special diets?

Who should join the course

Anyone interested in diet, psychology, health and ‘superfoods’.

Timeline

The course will have multiple runs in 2020 and 2021.  

Learning objectives and outcomes

Once completed, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what the "superfood" label means;
  • Describe the role of superfoods and their alternatives in a healthy diet;
  • Compare nutritional values of “superfoods” and some of their alternatives;
  • Reflect on the social aspects of superfoods production; and
  • Describe some mechanisms through which superfoods can be beneficial for our health

How to join the course

This course is available on FutureLearn: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/superfoods-myths-and-truths

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

IARFR PAS
University of Reading
University of Turin

Project Lead

Alessandro Cicerale
Institution

University of Turin

Contact details

alessandro.cicerale@unito.it

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